Joana Matias Tradition says that when the first Portuguese celebrity rumored to have contracted HIV, queer pop icon António Variações, passed in 1984, the fear of contagion was by then so entrenched that the authorities ordered his coffin be sealed. But gay men fortunate enough to get their hands on […]
Tag: twentieth century
There is a rich, but often overlooked, history of affinity and solidarity between trans and non-trans lesbians.
Rediscovering an early twentieth-century sex scandal.
Jo Somerset reads between the lines to decipher a gay couple’s secret life in Leicester during the twentieth century.
The Chatterley trial hinged on the disavowing or defending of ‘deviant’ sexual acts within the novel, making it a distinctly queer case.
This book traces the emergence of a vibrant and multi-faceted national gay medical infrastructure during the 1970s.
The University of Toronto might have sacked Jearld Moldenhauer for being out, proud, and vocal, but they were fighting a losing battle.